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I am using lscape with pdflatex to set several pages to landscape mode for printed output. My viewer (evince) rotates the landscape page. It is convenient for reading, but is such a document still suitable for printing (in printing house)?

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Printing should be fine, because the media box is not changed. Package pdflscape (or to some degree lscape) only set /Rotate 90 to the page dictionary, thus the viewer can rotate the page.

  • Do you suggest that I should use pdflscape only to rotate the page in the viewer, but leave all pages untouched? – chejnik Sep 14 '15 at 9:55
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    @chejnik The physical page dimensions are stored in the /MediaBox entry of the page dictionary of a PDF file. Since neither pdflscape nor lscape do change this entry, I do not expect problems with the printer. Make a test print with the particular printer to be sure. – Heiko Oberdiek Sep 14 '15 at 10:01
  • Ok, good idea :), I will simply test the printing of landscape pages using lscape. – chejnik Sep 14 '15 at 10:03
  • I have tested print of the file, unfortunately the printer prints the landscape page on portrait page. – chejnik Sep 15 '15 at 5:12

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